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US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. Read more

Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavor

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) — Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air — the annual wine harvest is underway. Read more

Correction: Travel-Scenic Wineries story

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 27 about scenic wineries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that reservations are recommended and tastings start at $20. Cuvaison requires reservations and tastings start at $25. Read more

This Frozen Bulletproof Coffee is creamy without the cream

I love coffee. My standard order is simple: coffee with milk, no sugar. I don't veer off into milkshake-land or over-sweetened hot-chocolate-type drinks with folds of fluffy whipped cream. Read more

Presidential debate: In 10 charts, what are the facts?

Did the candidates debate the matters important to you? Did their statements match the facts… Read more


Chef de Tucson: Devon Sanner, The Carriage House

Cuisines from around the world intrigue the chef Read more

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Quesadillas for dinner on Halloween

If you have kids, then you know that thinking about dinner on Halloween is not easy. Read more

Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Online Reviews story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about online reviews, The Associated Press used incorrect style for the name of Yelp, the company that runs an online review website. There is no exclamation point following "Yelp." Read more

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Which Panera Bread foods have the most calories?

Panera is casual dining, but at least it's not as unhealthy as Burger King and McDonald's—or so people think. Read more

The pizza capitals of America

From politics to environmental issues, controversy runs rampant. But one thing remains beloved by (almost) everyone: pizza. Read more

10 foods to fight migraines

There are natural migraine remedies that can be a helpful supplement to your pills. Read more

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Ditch the dairy to make the most flavorful, creamy soup

This time of year, with the weather getting colder, I love to serve soup for supper. It's an easy sell at my house, where The Husband is a soup-aholic. But with a soup this good, I firmly believe you can sell it to anyone. The trick is to amp up the flavor, vary the texture and make it substantial. Read more

California governor backs protecting whales from crab traps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he signed legislation meant to bring down the record numbers of whales getting caught in fishing gear meant for Dungeness crabs, causing unknown numbers of the entangled mammals to drown or starve. Read more

Blue Bell recalls some ice cream distributed in the South

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries is recalling select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria. Read more